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    Just out of interest, what is the annual allowance given to an RDF infantary company to cover field day meals and christmas do's etc.
    Thanks in advance for any help

  • #2
    The grant in aid is €4123
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    • #3
      I'd like to know where all that fu*king money is going???
      Wouldnt that go along way towards more training and better equipment.
      ie. if we all had our dinners at home we might be able to replace the bren guns with the minimi. The brits gave every section in there army and marines TWO for only £4.5 million! I'd sacrafice my christmas dinner for that!

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      • #4
        i know esb and phone bills and that but it still seems an awful lot?

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        • #5
          It's not. Leave it at that.
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          With 50,000 men getting killed a week, who's going to miss a pigeon?

          Guns don't kill people, bullets kill people.

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          • #6
            Yer in the bog; where do you think the petrol for the transit comes from ?
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            • #7
              Yeah im with the rest of them here gaillimh. I know 4k wouldnt get me very far let alone a company!

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              • #8
                thought transits were diesel........

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                • #9
                  According to my friendly desktop calculator, that works out as €343.58 per month.

                  What does the unit itself have to pay for out of this? Is accomodation paid for? Is blank ammo paid for? Food? Diesel? Light & Heat?
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                  • #10
                    Found this thread quite interesting, so i did some research

                    Live Ammunition costs FROM http://www.marstar.ca/ammo/556x45mm.htm

                    NATO 5.56 ammunition....
                    1 20 round box $5.79 per box
                    10 20 round boxes (200 rounds total) $56.50 200 rds.

                    7.62 ammo ...
                    1 20 round cardboard box $4.95 per box
                    1 200 round lot (10 cardboard boxes) $44.95 10 boxes

                    BREN Mk 1 and 2 Mags....
                    MAG-023 .303 British 30* B Exc $10.00
                    BRN-173 12 BREN mags in original transit box Exc $99.00

                    Not sure about food, but came across MRE's costing 12 dollars for a pack with 12 food type items in it...
                    "He is an enemy officer taken in battle and entitled to fair treatment."
                    "No, sir. He's a sergeant, and they don't deserve no respect at all, sir. I should know. They're cunning and artful, if they're any good. I wouldn't mind if he was an officer, sir. But sergeants are clever."

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                    • #11
                      Course if Morpheus had converted cdn$ to €, it might be more useful.

                      Anyway, governments don't buy ammo small boxes, it comes on pallets, and bulk pricing is lower.
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                      With 50,000 men getting killed a week, who's going to miss a pigeon?

                      Guns don't kill people, bullets kill people.

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                      • #12
                        I have been fed, in Mc Kee barracks, 3 weeks ago, and very well too.

                        We were also were introduced to and cooked field rations [EDIT] and tried them, they tasted fine.

                        whats your point?

                        I was trying to illustrate possible costs to be removed from the allowance, as JAG asked must we pay for ammunition (albeit blanks) and I didnt have time to search for the costs of blank Nato ammunition.

                        I knew the ammount of live ammo that each recruit on recruit camp fired this year and it would have cost quite a tidy sum based on my figures.
                        Last edited by morpheus; 12 May 2004, 13:08.
                        "He is an enemy officer taken in battle and entitled to fair treatment."
                        "No, sir. He's a sergeant, and they don't deserve no respect at all, sir. I should know. They're cunning and artful, if they're any good. I wouldn't mind if he was an officer, sir. But sergeants are clever."

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                        • #13
                          We don't have MREs
                          MREs cook themselves
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                          • #14
                            Point on MRE's taken, post edited, My point is that its not a significant sum for a company re gaillimh85's post...
                            I'd like to know where all that fu*king money is going???
                            Its not really going anywhere except to pay for obvious bills, what'd you think they were spending it on?

                            What would be the obvious effects and benefits of increased allowance for a company in the opinion of experienced RDF IMO'ers?
                            "He is an enemy officer taken in battle and entitled to fair treatment."
                            "No, sir. He's a sergeant, and they don't deserve no respect at all, sir. I should know. They're cunning and artful, if they're any good. I wouldn't mind if he was an officer, sir. But sergeants are clever."

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                            • #15
                              http://www.rdfra.ie/grantInAid.htm
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